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Episode 1

Published on:

25th Jan 2023

Dark Voices - A Pastor's Story of Depression

Michael Scholtes suffers with major depression and anxiety. So, what is surprising about him. Well, he is also a Pastor of a Lutheran church. So how can a man of faith have depression? Depression can strike anyone anywhere. It doesn’t have favorites.

Michael describes it as two voices that he hears constantly -- the "Dark Voice" of depression that tells him that he is worthless and horrible, and the still,small voice of God who whispers to him that he is beloved and worthy. Michael wrote a book about his experiences called,” Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Depression and Faith”, which is available on Amazon and other outlets.

Michael has a unique perspective to offer people of faith, a deep and thoughtful experience of depression. He believes that he can offer hope to people who live with mental illness. So come join us for his story of courage.

Michael's sites:

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Darkwater

Website: https://thescholtes.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DarkwaterAuthor

Twitter:    https://twitter.com/DarkwaterAuthor

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OTR - Achieving Mental Health for Real
This podcast offers hope for people who suffer with Depression/Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Bi Polar, PTSD, Dyslexia and other mental health conditions. We have interviews with ordinary people that share their stories of recovery. We also have experts and coaches that offer techniques on how to achieve mental health for real. I think there is a lot of information, help and hope on the voyage home. Write me at overtherainbowbob@gmail.com Or follow on Twitter @Overtherain1bow https://twitter.com/overtherain1bow Or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/otrachievingmentalhealhfr /><

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Robert Adleman

I am a 64-year-old male with ADHD, OCD, severe depression, severe  anxiety, and dyslexia. I struggled for 40 years working in the high-pressured Information technology field. Even though it was good money, I didn't have much luck in the financial department.
In 1991, at the age of 33, was when the severe anxiety attack occurred, and the support system was not there to handle it. So, I checked myself in to a mental hospital in Piscataway, NJ. That started my long road to recovery. After the attack, I was severely depressed and anxious for 6 months. This experience is detailed in episode four "Beating Severe Anxiety/Depression".